With this post, I wanted to share with her, and anyone else that loves a comfortable dress, my top picks for comfort and cammouflage.
These are my two favs:
I've made the Burda twice. The first time out of a shimmery white/muli-coloured knit. I can't find the picture of me wearing it, but it was a bit low in the neckline for me and I ended up giving it to a much curvier friend who filled out the top a little more. The second time, I raised the shoulders about a half and inch to fix the chest-gape problem, and I changed the skirt to an A-line and added gores. I made it up in a blue knit with a light tan stripe (a gift of unwanted fabric from my mother-in-law). I barely had enough and had to piece together the back gore. The stripes are extremely flattering and I may as well go ahead and call this my eatin' dress, because I never have to worry about sucking in—it is almost as comfortable as pajamas.
I have gotten many compliments, and love the fact that it basically cost me nothing.
Dress number two, I've made recently for a wedding on Thanksgiving. It's the Rachel Comey dress Voge 1209. I've yet to review it on Pattern Review, or take a decent picture of it. Again, the rouching in the centre is ridiculously flattering, and I didn't have to worry about enjoying that Thanksgiving wedding meal. I made a small bust adjustment which consisted of taking in the CF seam 5/8".
I can't recommend these two dresses enough. Seriously.